hot spot

hot spot (plural hot spots)

  1. A place notable for a high level of activity or danger.
    1. A dangerous place of violent political unrest.
      Synonyms: flash point, trouble spot
    2. An area of radioactive contamination.
    3. A lively and entertaining place, such as a nightclub.
  2. (computing) A part of an application that consumes a significant amount of execution time.
  3. (computing, graphical user interface) Part of a control that responds dynamically as the user moves the pointer over it, as for example in an image map.
  4. (computing, networking) A location in which WiFi Internet access is available.
    Antonyms: notspot
  5. (genetics) The region of a gene in which there is higher than normal rate of mutation.
  6. (optics) Synonym of heiligenschein#English|heiligenschein (“an optical phenomenon which creates a bright spot around the shadow#Noun|shadow of the viewer's head#Noun|head, when the surface#Noun|surface on which the shadow fall#Verb|falls has special optical characteristic#Noun|characteristics”)
  7. (planetology, geology) The surface manifestation of a plume that rises from deep in the celestial body's mantle.
  • Italian: zona calda
  • Russian: горячий
  • Portuguese: ponto de acesso

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